All of the other big cities are safe? Dayum, you really must read #68 and the comment I was replying to. The most violent cities in Brazil, that are cities in the list of the most violent cities in the world, surprisingly, Rio does not even appear in the list, are big cities and located in the North/Northeast of Brazil where thousands of gore videos come from, but sure, ONLY Rio has a problem... Stop eating the shit media puts in your mouth everyday, they try to shit on Rio and ruin its image in every way you can possibly think of, just like they do with L.A. in the USA. Of course Rio and the areas surrounding it are not the best out there but there are many MUCH (believe me when I say this) worse areas than that throughout Brazil. I've visited some cities in the State of Rio and they looked like alpine Europe and are quite safe, actually, among the safest and most beautiful in Brazil, Petrópolis and Teresópolis if you're interested in, I highly recommend a visit if you have the chance. It's not because I am not Brazilian and very far away that I will not know something about the country, but you guys like to shit on Rio everyday and are not even aware of what cities are in the list of the most violent.